I’ve had the topic of this post on my mind for a few days, and was spurred into action upon seeing a tweet by a company attempting to goad people into making a purchase with them by saying that certain celebrities “looked great!” at a recent event and that one could “get the look” in store or on-line (how convenient).

Much to various (and mostly female) family member’s disdain I have never been one to follow “fashion”.  While I was very young, I obviously had my clothes bought for me, and had very little say in where they were bought from; however, as I matured I discovered that there was more than just one or two options for clothing choices.

I won’t attempt to say I’ve had loads of different “looks” or “styles”, but I’ve had enough to know what I like, what I feel good in, and what suits me; needless to say most of it was rarely something the majority of people my age might have worn, although there were times when I would blend items from one “style” into my own way of being.

It seems that regardless of what I wear, people stare, or give me “funny looks”.  Perhaps it’s because I’m female and some men think they have every right to treat my body as a commodity to look at; perhaps it’s because I dress most unlike the majority of people where I live; perhaps it’s because we’re all just animals and have a base instinct to look at and/or point out “different”; perhaps it’s because I enjoy “dressing up”, even just to pop in to town.

Who knows why people look, stare, make comments, or anything else they might do.  All I know is I don’t care, not one iota.  I’m me, and I’m happy being me, I don’t care that other people may not like it, or may find it strange.


Pssst!  Want in on a little secret?  I've started a 'real' blog, and this is today's post.  It's kinda secret (no-one in the "real world" knows that I do it), but I don't mind sharing it here: https://alittlepinupeveryday.wordpress.com/

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Comment by Shy Anne on October 16, 2013 at 8:05am

great blog!

Comment by Sammi on October 16, 2013 at 8:38am


Comment by Desilu on October 16, 2013 at 9:07am

here here, great blog!

Comment by VenomMiss on October 16, 2013 at 7:56pm

I'm going to check out your blog right now! See you there!

Comment by Aoife 24K on October 16, 2013 at 9:43pm

I am so glad that you are you... the you that you want to be!

And I have already joined up in your secret blog circle.

Comment by Sammi on October 17, 2013 at 2:38am

Brandi I've followed you back :)  And thank you Aoife, both for your comment and your follow :)

I'm beginning to think I may need a pin up name soon, as "pin up" doesn't really cut it lol so I may be asking you wonderful ladies to help me with that

Comment by Sammi on October 18, 2013 at 2:30am

Good point Jessica, I know my mother and sister have both tried to tell me "who" to be and haven't been too happy with me being my own self, rather than their self (if you see what I mean?)

Comment by Tahitia Belle Fille on October 20, 2013 at 3:28pm

You already know that I absolutely love your blog post Sammi but I'll say it again, I absolutely love your blog post :) I know that not everyone gets us all time, but we know who we are and that's all that matters!!

Comment by Desilu on October 24, 2013 at 9:53am

As one who can commiserate with the family situation, keep on doing you... once I realized what actually works for ME, I felt so much better about myself. It's hard, I know, but keep on being you!

Comment by Sammi on October 24, 2013 at 11:29am

You know, it was kind of hard at first, but I've never had that much of a great relationship with my parents (I never wanted to be who they wanted to be - looks. likes, interests, or career choices).  The hard part was having to wait for my mam to get the hint and stop ringing me multiple times a week when I'd moved out LOL now it's once a week (Thursday, 9am) at most and because I'm at work I can distract myself with all sorts of others things while making appropriate noises in response ;)


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